Complete Software Appliances
Booting from bare metal, Swarm includes all operating system and services needed to run on any combination of x86 hardware and disk capacities. It runs everything from RAM, including its distributed dynamic index, leaving up to 95% of hard drive capacity for content.
All Nodes Cooperating
All storage nodes can perform all functions (read, write, recover, etc.). Swarm’s patented bidding algorithm determines the most efficient node cluster-wide to execute a request while minimizing hotspots with automated load balancing.
Synchronous and Asynchronous
- Swarm Subclusters provide a synchronous cluster partitioning scheme to enable content distribution within a single cluster or geo-stretched cluster for increased data durability through automatic distribution of replicas and EC segments.
- Swarm Feeds enable policy-based synchronous or asynchronous data propagation to other clusters or Amazon S3. Each cluster can have its own replication and administration policies.
Adaptive Power Conservation
Swarm Darkive is patented adaptive power conservation technology that will selectively spin down drives and power step node CPUs based on configurable periods of inactivity. Darkive is ideal for cold archive use cases where large content libraries need to remain online and immediately accessible.
Dynamic caching automatically replicates content in RAM to satisfy increased access requests ensuring the underlying infrastructure delivers optimal access performance.
Elastic Content Protection (ECP)
ECP is flexible, policy-based protection that optimizes the use of resources based on the value of your information. Continuous protection is enabled using replication or erasure coding at a single site or at multiple sites. Rapid, proactive recovery ensures your files will be there when you need them. Swarm also supports AES-256 encryption at rest and compliance features like WORM, Integrity Seals and Legal Hold.
Search, Filter, Query
With integrated Elasticsearch, search results can be compiled as JSON or XML for import into 3rd-party analytics and data visualization platforms like Logstash, Kibana, Prometheus or Grafana. Gain robust insight into objects stored and system status. All searches are dynamic queries that can be saved for rapid reuse.
You can deploy Swarm in private, public or hybrid configurations in single-site or multi-site deployments with built-in feeds for distributed content requirements. Multi-tenancy and metering are built in along with support for enterprise identity management solutions (LDAP, AD and Linux PAM) and token-based authentication supporting the Amazon S3 API.
One Storage Platform for Access, Distribution & Archive
Caringo Swarm gives you massively scalable, self-managing storage that unifies data silos and simultaneously handles mixed-use cases with a single deployment so you can extract the value of your data.